I think the understatement of the year, century even, is I like books. A lot. And I enjoy working at a bookstore where I can find books I would not normally get in another job (short of a library). I find books that I would not even think of looking at let alone reading. And one of those genres is picture books.
I have found once we become “older” we think these are too young, babyish even. We become snobs. I say, “Pa-shah on you!” What is more fun then sitting down, taking your time and learning something while having fun? And if you do not learn something from Green Green: A Community Gardening Story you missed the point.
This poetic picture book shows you that there is green space all around you. Even in the city. Sometimes you need to dig in the brown brown (the dirt) to get to it, even must do a bit of lugging, tugging and clean up to find it, but find it you can! Marie Lamba shows how we as a community can change what is around us. If we cannot find what we want, we need to go out and make it.
Along with Baldey Lamba, Marie Lamba and illustrator Sonia Sanchez we have a bright, blooming, colorful book that is just happy. The results of the book could inspire readers all over. I could see even a community garden not just in a city setting. There is a lot compacted in the text, much information and lots of delightful turns to take.
For all ages.